While’The Overstory’ from Richard Powers and’Washington Black’ by Esi Edugyan seemed to be the favorites to triumph among bloggers I follow,’Milkman’ by Anna Burns triumphed at the end. I am undecided about whether to see it. There’s been a great deal of attention on the experimental prose style and also the wonder of its”readability” using its characters and paragraphs with no fractures. But when seat of the judges Kwame Anthony Appiah stated”I spend my time reading posts in the Journal of Philosophy in order by my standards this isn’t so difficult”, I was not sure he actually succeeded in selling it to a broader audience. On the flip side, it needs to be mentioned that the real sales figures because Burns’ win tell another story and it’ll be intriguing to observe how it’s seriously obtained in the very long run.

The winner of this year’s Man Booker Prize was announced last month. While ‘The Overstory’ by Richard Powers and ‘Washington Black’ by Esi Edugyan appeared to be the favourites to win among bloggers I follow, ‘Milkman’ by Anna Burns triumphed in the end. I’m undecided about whether or not to read it. There has been a lot of focus on the experimental prose style and the question of its “readability” with its unnamed characters and paragraphs without breaks. However, when chair of the judges Kwame Anthony Appiah said “I spend my time reading articles in the Journal of Philosophy so by my standards this is not too hard”, I wasn’t sure he really succeeded in selling it to a wider audience. On the other hand, it should be noted that the actual sales figures since Burns’ win tell a different story and it will be interesting to see how it is critically received in the long term.

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